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Old February 13th, 2019, 17:50
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2.1 Sluggo

Evening fellas, my name is Corey and I’ve just aquired an 85 XJ 2.1TD from a buddy of mine who built it 18 years ago for wheeling. I know this is a bit of a rare beast and parts can be scarce which is really why I’m here; both to learn as much about the mill as possible and to contribute where I can; hopefully rekindle a dialog about these things... No posting pics yet so; the jeep is a 85, 4 door auto, with a Klune underdrive, narrowed Waggy 44s, Q78 Super Swampers on Waggy rims with Staun Beadlocks, front winch bumper/brush guard/air tank combo, 10k Warn winch, rocker skid air tanks, rear bumper/air tank combo, onboard air, 4.56 gears with chromolly shafts, and detroits F/R.. Theres not a clean panal on the entire rig; its nickname is “Sluggo”....

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Old February 13th, 2019, 22:57
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I see you have a paid membership -- You should be able to post pictures -- Naxja will host them too

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Old February 13th, 2019, 23:26
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Evening, thanks for the hello Heavy.. I’ll give it a shot; a little different than pirate and other forums, I should be able to bull my way through it..
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Old February 13th, 2019, 23:33
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Old February 14th, 2019, 06:26
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I like sluggo. Keep us posted on what you have going on with it!
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Old February 14th, 2019, 07:19
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I like sluggo. Keep us posted on what you have going on with it!
Thanks! Will do. I have some deferred maintenance to deal with outta the gate here. There is a fuel leak originating somewhere up near the timing cover, I’m going to rebuild the vaccum pump and I need to find a set of the stock soft or medium duty springs to throw in the back of it. The drivers side spring is “S”d pretty bad.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 11:57
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I need to find a set of the stock soft or medium duty springs to throw in the back of it. The drivers side spring is “S”d pretty bad.
Make sure to check out that shock before you pull the trigger on new springs. Had a bent shock rod cause the same problem on my '96. Only found out about it AFTER I had replaced the springs, which is kinda an expensive, PITA job. :-\
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Old February 14th, 2019, 12:08
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Make sure to check out that shock before you pull the trigger on new springs. Had a bent shock rod cause the same problem on my '96. Only found out about it AFTER I had replaced the springs, which is kinda an expensive, PITA job. :-\
Thanks for the advise. The shocks are fine; the springs are S’d from years of punishment. They definitely need to be scrapped and shredded into a million little pieces...
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Old February 14th, 2019, 18:10
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Re: 2.1 Sluggo

Those leaf spring bolts can be a beast to crack loose. If you’re able to get the pb blaster or kroil out and soak any related fasteners ahead of time, you’ll be doing yourself a big favour. Good luck dude, I like seeing these older and less common XJs get a new lease on life!
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Old February 14th, 2019, 18:19
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Those leaf spring bolts can be a beast to crack loose. If you’re able to get the pb blaster or kroil out and soak any related fasteners ahead of time, you’ll be doing yourself a big favour. Good luck dude, I like seeing these older and less common XJs get a new lease on life!
Oh I hear ya, New England isnt too nice to unsprung parts.... I’m just going to torch them off; I hate reusing Ubolts.. Thanks though!
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Old February 14th, 2019, 19:21
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welcome to another Maine Member, i saw the name Bad Larry and figured you must be a down easter.
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forgot i was going to add something of use here. harry j smith in waterville can make you new leaf springs, i have them on 2 of my xj's and they work well.


also check your shackles out carefully, mine were both rotted from Maine salt.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 19:38
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welcome to another Maine Member, i saw the name Bad Larry and figured you must be a down easter.
Well not quite down east, I grew up in Round Pond just above Boothbay harbor. You’d never believe me in a million years but a buddy of mine and I made up the term Bad Larry about 20-25 years ago when we built a Nitrous Pickle fork we use to race..
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Old February 14th, 2019, 19:43
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forgot i was going to add something of use here. harry j smith in waterville can make you new leaf springs, i have them on 2 of my xj's and they work well.


also check your shackles out carefully, mine were both rotted from Maine salt.
Thanks for that info, Harry J sounds familiar. More than likely I’ll go to the pick and pull in Brunswick; I called the other day and they said they have a hand full of them. I’ll just go torch out a set that look decent. I dont want anything too stiff or new, I’d rather have a set thats been worked a bit. I’ll pull them apart, grease-um then put-um back together and see how it rides.
It’s got a set of RE shackles on there now, their solid. The whole shackle hanger and fixed eye side of the spring hangers have been reworked.

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